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Peanuts inspires

Coming next April is a new series of inspirational Peanuts books for kids. Be Yourself! shows examples of positive aspects in each of the Peanuts kids; Be Kind: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You Through looks at some positive values with Peanuts examples, and Be Brave: Peanuts Wisdom to Carry You …

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Schulz uncovered

For those of you who want every bit of Schulz (in more ways than one), coming this October from Fantagraphics is Naked Cartoonists, a collection of undraped self-portraiture by some of the most recognizable names in the comics biz. Sparky is in there, as are other such hotties as Lynn …

Classic finds

The Other Snoopy

We live in an era when if you want a stuffed Snoopy, you can certainly get a stuffed Snoopy. They are available in all sorts of sizes, textures, colors, with a marvelous range of costumes. But in the mid 1950s, this was not the case. In 1955, with Peanuts becoming …

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A look at the designer

Chip Kidd’s book on Peanuts from a few years back drew both adoration and derision (I fall into the former camp, but that’s because I don’t see it as The One Way Peanuts Should Be Seen as much as An Interesting Alternative Way Of Looking At It; there are so …

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Peanuts volume 2 cover

Now we have a cover for Peanuts Volume 2, the collection of the currently-running second series of Peanuts comic books from Kaboom. It’s a nicely constructed fun’n’happy beach scene, with Lucy showing what I would normally think of as Linus’s talent for sand castles (perhaps he’s working from the inside!) …

Animated Peanuts

Snoopy Come Home on the big screen

AAUGH Blog reader Pat just alerted me to a rare big-screen showing of Snoopy Come Home in Hollywood. Alas, the scheduling (tonight and tomorrow at 7:30) doesn’t work for me, but I hope some of the L.A. crew can make it out!

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Snoopy eats sushi

Here’s the new and presumably final cover for the upcoming original Peanuts graphic novel It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown, now available for preorder, shipping in November. And hey, speaking of Peanuts comic book covers, check out this cool reinterpretation of the cover of Dell’s Peanuts issue 13 cover from the 1960s.

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a more colorful Christmas Stocking

I probably mentioned here that the upcoming Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking book would be printed in two-color format… even showed some of you some of the art like that. While two-color would’ve been a step up for the material (both stories had been printed simply with black ink originally, albeit …

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Crossover madness! (or “Who puts a ruff in the middle of a green?”)

Here’s a beautiful example of the Peanuts cast being integrated with other characters, in a shot I’d not seen before (but now have fo r the AAUGH.com Reference Library, of course.) They’re going head-to-head at the 1990 Pebble Beach Pro-Am, in this foldout cover for the souvenir magazine. Ah, a …

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the San Diego Peanuts panel

My one day at Comic-Con happened to coincide with the Boom! Peanuts panel, where they had the creative and editorial folks behind the comic books. If you were looking for a lot of new revelations about the future of the Peanuts comic book, there wasn’t much to be had; they …